Welcome to the 272nd Metamorphosis Monday!
It’s been beautiful here so I’ve been playing out on the porch. This is how the hutch normally looks during the spring and summer months. I usually have a variety of white pitchers displayed along the top and my fave porch dishware, Tabletops Unlimited. Ma Maison by Dario Farrucci, displayed on the shelves.
I get a lot of comments and e-mails asking about this dishware. I found it in HomeGoods many years ago and spent the better part of that day driving around to three different HomeGoods collecting enough for 6 place settings. Have you ever done that, seen a dish pattern in a store and liked it so much you were willing to drive to several stores to collect all the pieces you needed?
I love it here on the hutch but I was craving something different for the porch this summer, something with a lighter feel. So I put away Ma Maison and pulled out another favorite summertime dishware.
Welcome to the Summerhouse! Okay, so it’s a porch, but close enough. I didn’t buy anything new for this hutch transformation, just used things I already had.
You probably recognize the dishware since I’ve used it many times for Tablescape Thursday. I bought it back in 2008 right after the porch was added. The pattern is: Shoreline Collection-Home Studio.
I found the oar two summer’s ago in Marshall’s…or was it HomeGoods? Umm, I think it was Marshall’s.
You may remember seeing it in this older post when I added a shell wreath to one of the porch doors: A Shell Wreath for the Summer Porch
I decided to hang it this time. It has little hooks on the back, making it easy to hang. I love the idea of a summer house. Once while on a garden tour a few years ago, I saw a lovely summer house. It was a separate structure in the backyard of a home and it was fully screened in on all sides. It was comfortably furnished and looked like the perfect spot to spend an afternoon dining, napping or reading.
A few close-ups…
The lantern was recently used in a tablescape for Tablescape Thursday here: Beach Table Setting with Lighthouse Lantern
Starfish glasses are from the same Shoreline Collection.
Time to head to the garden center and get busy potting up some flowers for the decks. Love this time of year!
Looking forward to all the Before and Afters linked for this Met Monday!
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